Time Reversal and Imaging for Structures

  • C. G. Panagiotopoulos
  • Y. Petromichelakis
  • C. Tsogka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 2)


We present a numerical implementation of the time-reversal (TR) process in the framework of structural health monitoring. In this setting, TR can be used for localizing shocks on structures, as well as, for detecting and localizing defects and areas which have suffered damage. In particular, the present study is focused on beam assemblies, typically utilized for simulating structures of civil engineering interest. For that purpose, Timoshenko’s beam theory is employed since it is more adequate for describing higher-frequency phenomena. The numerical procedure is explained in detail and the capabilities of the proposed methodology are illustrated with several numerical results.


Time-reversal Structural health monitoring Finite element method Imaging 



This work was partially supported by the European Research Council Starting Grant Project ADAPTIVES-239959.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Panagiotopoulos
    • 1
  • Y. Petromichelakis
    • 1
  • C. Tsogka
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied & Computational MathematicsFoundation for Research and Technology HellasHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics & Applied MathematicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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